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We arrive from London with BA into Chennai and transit to Colombo.
We only have hand luggage.

How long do we need for the connection and do we need a transit visa?

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Immigration could take around 30 minutes. Your flights are both international and should be in the same terminal. The gate will close around 45 minutes before departure.

From this website:

If you meet all of the following conditions, you can transit through India without visa. The conditions are:

  • Layover time is less than 24 hours as determined by scheduled arrival and departure times;

  • With confirmed plane tickets to a third country;

  • Staying in the specific Transit Area (means no clearing immigration, no re-checking your luggage).

  • Thank you very much for taking the time to reply. Very helpful. – Angie Atkinson Jan 1 at 11:59

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